Re: Syndesmosis surgery for bunions?
I have never done one because I think the underlying philosophy behind it is flawed.
From what I understand, a fibrous union is formed holding the first and second metatarsals together at the neck and head level. More of a precursor to a tight rope procedure or older procedures that tied the first and second heads and or capsules together.
Why is it flawed? Does the first ray not move independently from the second?
Fellow American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Board Certified Foot & Ankle Surgery, ABPS
Adjunct Professor OCPM
Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA